Mampara of the week: Jessie Duarte

07 April 2019 - 00:00 By Hogarth

This auntie yearns for the good old days when the Gupta propaganda machine was up and running. Whenever she craved a sweetheart interview, she just hit the highway and pointed her jalopy in the direction of Midrand and the offices of ANN7, the now-defunct home of yellow journalism.
Guptuarte is allergic to difficult questions and feeds her insatiable appetite to unleash her wrath on unsuspecting scribes at every turn. Asking tough questions triggers verbal venom from this auntie. Young eNCA journalist Samkele Maseko is the latest victim of Mama Jessie's acerbic tongue.
Maseko is just a journalist and Duarte is just an entitled citizen with a short temper who labours under the mistaken belief that struggle credentials give her a licence to shoot her mouth off.

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